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Qualcomm Technologies announces 16 design wins on latest LTE IoT chipset

Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem design wins will scale to address a growing portion of the eMTC and NB-IoT module segments

Jun 26, 2019SHANGHAI

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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced design wins from sixteen companies for its next-generation Qualcomm® 9205 LTE modem, which was announced in December of 2018. These design wins will enable a diverse range of Internet of Things (IoT) end products around the world, scaling to encompass thousands of unique eMTC and NB-IoT devices, and will further enrich the IoT with Qualcomm Technologies’ industry-leading connectivity and compute technologies and engineering expertise.

The Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is Qualcomm Technologies’ latest purpose-built chipset for the IoT. The modem is unique in bringing together key innovations required to build cellular-enabled IoT products and services in a single chipset, including global multimode LTE category M1 (CatM1 or eMTC) and NB2 (NB-IoT), as well as 2G/E-GPRS connectivity, application processing, geolocation, hardware-based security, support for cloud services and accompanying developer tools. Furthermore, the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is designed to support a wide range of devices, with applications in verticals like asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors, alarm panels, and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers.

“The commercial success of the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem really speaks to the importance of Qualcomm Technologies as a leading technology enabler for the Internet of Things,” said Jeffery Torrance, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “With 16 design wins in only six months since its launch, the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem will enable thousands of IoT devices around the globe. Our customers are creating a wide array of products with applications in everything from smart water meters to wearable devices, and together we are proving yet again that the cutting-edge connectivity and computing abilities offered by Qualcomm Technologies’ chipsets are indispensable parts of our connected world.”

Companies who have announced products using the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem include:

“Fibocom’s MA510 utilizes the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem so that our customers don’t need to worry about having cutting-edge cellular connectivity for their IoT devices. The Fibocom MA510 is a multi-mode LTE CatM1/NB-IoT/EGPRS module with global bands, global certifications and GNSS integration. It fully compliant to 3GPP Release 14. Also, the MA510 is pin-to-pin compatible with the Fibocom LPWA module 510 family, allowing customer applications to migrate easily between different technologies without changing hardware. With small size and ultra-low power consumption, rich set of internet protocols, and industry-standard interfaces and features, the MA510 is suitable for IoT industry applications such as smart meters, smart parking, smart home, wearable devices, wireless POS, trackers, and more,” said Brian Qi, vice president, Fibocom.

“Gemalto, a Thales company, has been in close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies to provide customers early access to innovative technologies enhanced by its unprecedented IoT and security expertise,” said Andreas Haegele, vice president, IoT at Thales. “Gemalto’s Cinterion EXS82 IoT Module is a perfect example. The Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem provides the foundation for LPWAN LTE-M, NB-IoT and optional 2G fallback from a single device, while Gemalto provides the world’s most efficient incremental FOTA platform, support for LwM2M, advanced security features, key storage and secure cloud platform enrollment in a module that is eSIM ready. Customers who received first samples are excited about the flexibility provided by this platform.”

“Based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem, Gosuncn’s GM100 module integrates 18 CatM1 & NB-IoT bands, GSM quad-band, and GNSS into one small package, bringing superior cellular connection for multiple IoT devices worldwide. Our customers urgently await these cutting-edge technologies to build their IoT applications, and Gosuncn is proud of its long-standing cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies,” said Kegong Zhu, vice president of Gosuncn Welink Technology Co.

“Our SLM156 uses the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem to bring the IoT industry the best technologies around. The SLM156 can support CatM1/NB-IoT/GPRS three-mode and also support worldwide bands and long usage lifetimes. MeiG is proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies and bring the next generation of smart terminal and IoT products & solutions to our customers," said Benjamin Du, chief executive officer, MeiG Smart.

"N27 and N28 are NB-IoT/eMTC modules specially designed for M2M and IoT applications. Adopting the 3GPP Release 14 LTE technology, they can deliver 1,119 Kbps downlink and 588 Kbps uplink data rates. N27 and N28 utilize the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem to simplify product design and provide quicker, more accurate and more reliable position fixing. With various industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB-to-serial drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux, and Android), N27 and N28 are optimal options for energy metering, telematics, smart city, tracking and environmental monitoring, etc. We are proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies as we continue to enable the internet of things," said Guang Du, vice president of Neoway.

"Our new family of LPWA modules, the BG95 and BG77, are proud to use the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem to bring the best connectivity and compute technologies to the IoT industry. With extremely low power consumption and a high level of integration, the two series of modules will make a vast range of IoT applications possible at optimized costs, from metering, to smart trackers, to wireless POS. The ultra-compact BG77 measuring 14.9×12.9×1.7mm is also highly suited for size-constrained applications such as wearable devices and smart watches. We are very proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies as we continue to enable the growth of the Internet of Things, said Patrick Qian, chief executive officer, Quectel.

“SIMCom’s SIM7070G & SIM7080G modules use the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem so that our customers can access many of the best connectivity technologies, no matter their IoT needs. Our SIM7070G is a NB-IoT/CatM1/GSM triple mode module in a 24x24mm LCC package, while the SIM7080G is NB-IoT/CatM1 dual mode in a smaller 17.6x15.7mm LCC+LGA package. SIMCom is proud to work with Qualcomm Technologies to develop the growing internet of things,” said Qianhuai Deng, SIMCom product director.

“Telit has a longstanding collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies bringing leading-edge IoT technologies to commercialization, and utilizing the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is only the latest example” said Manish Watwani, chief marketing and product officer, Telit. “The Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is a natural progression for our ME910 module family and our new miniaturized ME310 series. Samples of our Qualcomm 9205-based modules, the ME910G1 and ME310G1, are available now for customers to design in ultra-compact, affordable and power-efficient IoT solutions.” 

“Based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem, Thundercomm’s TurboX T95, a pre-certified ultra-low power multi-mode cellular IoT core module, is suitable for deployment of 2G existing networks and NB-IoT/eMTC networks around the world. With a cost-effective SMT form factor of 16x16x2.5mm and integrated rich connectivity and a multi-media interface, as well as by taking advantage of Multi OS and Qualcomm Technologies’ pre-integrated SDK, Thundercomm’s TurboX T95 can easily apply to vertical industrial IoT applications,” said Larry Geng, chairman, Thundercomm. “As a joint venture between ThunderSoft and Qualcomm Technologies, Thundercomm is an expert in providing Qualcomm Technologies-based reference designs and solutions to customers for accelerating their massive scale deployment and fast time-to-commercialization.”

“We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies with their 3GPP Release 14 LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT and 2G-compatible Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem. With this technology, we offer our customers a next generation solution further optimized for LPWA IoT applications that require 2G connectivity to guarantee broad geographic coverage, even in areas where LTE CatM1 and NB-IoT are not yet widely available," said Patty Felts, Principal Product Manager, Cellular Product Strategy at u-blox.

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